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Ah summer movie season, where we learn the distinction between "good" movies and "entertaining" movies. Whereas the fall is filled with the former, the summer is all about the later. We all know I'm an equal opportunity movie watcher, and I will go after both types. The "good" movies may make me feel like a better person for having seen them, but the "entertaining" movies are where the real fun is at!

Memorial Day weekend was all about the fun movies, starting with the new Pirates. I'll admit, every mention of there being a Pirates 5 was met with an eyeroll from me, followed by a halfhearted vow to watch it anyways, because that's what I do.

Here's how I've been summing it up for anyone who asks. Obviously, this is never gonna be anywhere as good as 1. That movie is blockbuster gold and untouchable. However, it just may be the next best. I feel like 2 and 3 were trying to hard and 4 wasn't trying at all. This one felt like pure Disney magic. Yeah, it was a very simplistic MacGuffin storyline, but the action and humor were all there. A few of the opening sequences in particular felt like they really got back into the Pirate spirit we first loved way back when.

Hey, it's not something that's gonna be remembered and loved for ages like the first movie, but it's at least something that provides an enjoyable 2 hours at the theater. For a summer flick, you can't really ask for much more.

Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - \m/ \m/ \m/ \n
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